Happy November!

A big thanks to Tim Choltco for all his work organizing our October Orchid Bazaar.

We had four new  exhibitors, Michelle Panasiuk, Val Robey, Tim White and Tammy Wurst, mentored by Gary VanGelder, Sheila Nathanson, Tim Choltco and Carolyn Bolton.

On Saturday, each new exhibitor learned how to design and construct a wonderful orchid exhibit. It was a great learning experience for all of us and it was super special to see the beautiful exhibits at our Sunday meeting. 

At our meeting, Barbara Tisherman provided  helpful information and insights into the design and staging of the exhibits from the judge’s point of view.  It was a great learning experience and fun time for all of us.  Thank you, Tim, Barbara and all the participants plus those who brought in blooming orchids on Saturday for the exhibitors to use.   (Katie Schuller from Phipps, Raj Popat, Marion Wike and all the mentors.  Thanks to them, there was a great group of blooming orchids to choose from.)  And we had the Swap ‘N Buy, too!  It was a beautiful, educational and fun event.

We have signed a contract with Artsmith off Banksville Road in the South Hills for our March, 2019 show.  Sheila and Gary, our show co-chairs are working on their plans.  Be sure to let them know how you would like to help.  We need all the help we can get.

Eventually we may need to find a new place for our monthly meetings when Phipps Garden Center is under construction sometime in 2019.  If you have any ideas, please let contact me.

Hope to see you at our November 18th meeting at the Garden Center.

If you cannot make the meeting, warm wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving. 


Demetria Marsh,
OSWP President

November, 2018

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